Padres News: Will the Padres Buy or Sell At the Deadline?

July 19, 2015

The play of the San Diego Padres is noticeably different in recent days. The feeling around the team is back to being optimistic even though the team is currently nine games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and six games under the .500 mark. This recent play of the team resembles that of early April. The play of early April faded as the Padres team has been troubled all season long…

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Padres Editorial: Ignoring Defensive Value and the Repercussions

July 18, 2015

The 2014 San Diego Padres weren’t fun to watch. They were actually quite painful to watch at times. 1-0. 2-1. 3-2. They had a talent for being in close, often times one-run games, and always falling just short. The pitching was always there. They boasted one of the top ten rotations in all of baseball with one of the top two bullpens. As a unit the Padres pitching staff was…

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Padres Editorial: No, A.J. Preller HAS NOT Destroyed the Padres

July 18, 2015

If you are an avid reader of Grantland or you are just a junkie who consumes all news concerning the San Diego Padres, chances are you saw the article by Rany Jazayerli concerning A.J. Preller and his brutally quick overhaul of the Padres’ roster. Preller worked at a fierce rate to change the on-field product. It started with the acquisition of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers for Yasmani Grandal. That…

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Padres Rumors: Padres and Astros Talking Trade

July 18, 2015

It was reported Friday afternoon that the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros have been discussing a potential deal. The Astros are in need of pitching and the report by Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune mentions Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross as possible trade targets for the Astros. It is no secret that the Padres are close to making some moves. Both Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner would…

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ICYMI: Padres Power Past Rockies In 4-2 Win

July 17, 2015

San Diego Padres 4, Colorado Rockies 2 – F The San Diego Padres used three home runs to outlast the Rockies in a 4-2 affair. James Shields finally earned his 8th win of the season after not getting a win since June 3rd. Matt Kemp, Jedd Gyorko, and Justin Upton all homered as the Padres have now won three in a row dating back before the All-Star break. Kemp launched…

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Padres Special: Brewer’s Banter (Grantland Article)

July 17, 2015

Sadly in baseball hindsight is 20/20. Every trade that is made will be scrutinized. That’s just the business. Whether they be good trades or bad trades for each individual team, the one thing that is for certain is that teams cannot go back in time and correct these mistakes. Once you make that decision and pull the trigger on a trade that is the end of it. There’s time for…

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San Diego Padres News: Second Half Predictions

July 17, 2015

After a five-day All Star break hiatus, the San Diego Padres are set to return to baseball at Petco Park on Friday against the Colorado Rockies. The All-Star break seemed longer this year, but we made it, guys. Back to baseball and the 2nd half of the season! As you all know, the Padres first half was incredibly disappointing. Pretty much everyone underperformed and everything went wrong for the Friars, who currently…

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Padres Editorial: Thoughts on Moving Matt Kemp to First Base

July 16, 2015

Most (if not all) San Diego Padres fans are more than well aware by now that Matt Kemp has been downright atrocious this season. He was acquired in the off-season from the Los Angeles Dodgers (in return for Yasmani Grandal, who is now an all-star) to be the offensive punch the Padres have lacked in years past and the team leader the Padres wanted. Matt Kemp has so far provided…

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Padres Editorial: Looking Forward- Denard Span

July 16, 2015

With the likely departures of Justin Upton and Will Venable at the trade deadline, the San Diego Padres will find themselves with a few holes in the outfield. Depending on what happens with the Yonder Alonso/Wil Myers situation at first base, the Padres could be without three outfielders from this year’s roster by the end of the season. Keeping these potential losses in mind, it is never too early to…

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Padres Editorial: Looking Forward- David Price

July 15, 2015

There are going to be a lot of quality pitchers available this coming off-season when free agency hits Major League Baseball. The San Diego Padres are in need of some starting pitching and David Price, the left-handed ace from the Detroit Tigers could very well be the answer for the team. Price provides a legitimate ace and being left-handed he would fit very nicely with the current group of Padres…

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Padres Rumors: Potential Prospect Trade Targets For The Padres

July 15, 2015

With the San Diego Padres slipping out of playoff contention, and players like Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy set for free agency after this season, it certainly looks like the Padres will be sellers at the trade deadline. Considering the weakened state of the Padres minor league system, this is a good opportunity for A.J. Preller to bring in some prospect talent to give the Padres some much needed depth….

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Padres Editorial: Looking Forward- Ian Desmond

July 14, 2015

The San Diego Padres have been on the lookout for a shortstop for the past couple of seasons. Not since Khalil Greene have the Padres had an everyday shortstop that they can count on. Everth Cabrera was an All-Star shortstop, but he was often hurt and missed a lot of time. Cabrera also had a PED suspension and a run in with the California Highway Patrol. Both shortstops were important…

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